About Sarah Lenti
When not at her day job, Sarah Lenti works as a policy consultant and advisor to Republican Party leaders, executives and candidates.
Starting off as a Russian Studies graduate student from Stanford University, Sarah has a varied background. She commenced with a career in defense contracting work and then quickly moved to enter the policy/political world, joining the George W. Bush 2000 campaign in Austin.
Lenti has proudly:
• Served under National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice from 2001-2005 at the White House, with a focus on East European issues and then electricity issues in Iraq.
• Worked the 2004 Bush re-election campaign in the battleground state of New Mexico.
• Joined fundraising whiz and former Deputy RNC Chairman Jack L. Oliver at his Washington start-up firm.
• Served as deputy campaign manager and policy advisor to a candidate running in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.
• Served as the Great Lakes regional press secretary for the McCain 2008 Campaign.
Most recently, Lenti has shifted back to her policy roots and taken up consulting and book researching for her favorite fiscally conservative superstars.
Why is her blog called The Savvy? Savvy - the thing (as in person, place or a thing) – is, by definition, a purely practical understanding or shrewdness. The Savvy – her blog – is an attempt to provide purely practical insight and banter on that thing called politics, which is not always so pure.
Lenti is also a former columnist for NMPolitics.net, and her columns have been incorporated into The Savvy.
You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Lenti’s columns by clicking here.